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- Interoperability: It's about saving lives. Careless, James // Mobile Radio Technology;Jun2002, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p8
Focuses on the role of interoperability on response of public safety agencies during the terrorist attack at the Pentagon in Virginia. Impact of radio communications on the rescue of people; Advantages offered by interoperable public radio systems; Problems of public safety networks.
- Why a National Architecture? // IT Professional;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p14
Reports on the significance of establishing a national infrastructure for interoperable emergency communications system in the U.S.
- The imperfect storm. Roberts, Mary Rose // Urgent Communications;Aug2008, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p58
The article focuses on the lack of interoperability in radio systems between federal, state and local agencies. According to Col. Charles Schulze, Army National Guard's Maryland state aviation and training officer, federal and state agencies are adopting and trying interoperable systems to...
- SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;Jan2008, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p42
The article focuses on the disaster response during the 2007 Southern California wildfires, and compare it with the 2003 incident. It is said that the 2007 siege has allowed state and local officials to assess their agencies' progress in responding on the said disaster. The author stressed that...
- Interoperability: Communicating in a Crisis. Frisch, Katherine // Government Procurement;Aug2003, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p28
The article discusses the importance of emergency communication systems during crisis. The author points out that events of September 11, 2001, brought to light the woeful inadequacies of the emergency communication systems in the U.S. With the threat of new terrorist acts a reality, it is...
- A Slow Go in Keeping in Touch. Rood, Justin // Governing;Oct2004 Supplement, p5
Focuses on a report on interoperability plans for first-responder communications in the event of emergencies published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Limitations of authority and oversight abilities of the Wireless Public Safety Interoperable Communications Program.
- Public Safety Interoperability: Slowly Gaining Ground. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;9/1/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 18, p24
The article reports on the progress made in the area of public safety interoperability in the U.S. since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the devastating hurricane season. Despite the claim by majority of mayors that they have not received enough federal support to achieve full...
- The LMR industry matters once again. Storey, David P. // Mobile Radio Technology;Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p24
The article discusses developments in the land mobile radio (LMR) industry in the United States. LMR is one of the last technologies to go digital. Achieving the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials' Project 25 technical specifications was an engineering challenge, requiring...
- Achieving interoperability requires teamwork -- from everyone. Tilles, Alan // Mobile Radio Technology;Apr2006 Supplement, p16
The article suggests that the achievement of telecommunications interoperability in the public safety sector would require cooperation from all parties concerned. Parties involved include firefighters, police officers and telecommunication-related corporations. Issues include technical training...